The function of a belt conveyor is to continuously transport bulk materials of a mixed or homogeneous sort , a variable distance of some meters. One of the principal components of the conveyor is the elastomeric belt which has a double function:
-to contain the conveyed material
-to transmit the force necessary to move the load.
The belt conveyor is designed to transport material in a continuous movement on the upper part of the belt.
The belt surfaces, upper on the carrying standard and lower on the return strand touch a series of rollers which are mounted from the conveyor structure itself in a group known as a troughing set. At either end of the conveyor the belt wraps around a pulley, one of which is coupled to a drive unit to transmit motion.
The electrical and mechanical components of the conveyor such as rollers, drums bearings, motors etc … are produced according to the highest standards. The quality level reached by major manufactures guarantees function and long life.
The principal components of the conveyor, rollers and belt need very little maintenance providing the design and the installation has been correctly performed. The elastomeric belt needs only occasional or superficial repair and as the rollers are sealed for life they need no lubrication.